Monday, November 7, 2016

Mint Chocolate Dips

Hello Blogger-verse!

It has been a long time...and it's all on me.  This past year proved to be hectic, and at times, more than I could handle.  Which is why I have been radio-silent since February.  

I promise that I still love you, and that I should be able to devote more time to this hobby of mine in the coming months.  I have still continued to cook and bake, and think up some fun recipes to share, but I didn't get around to photographing and posting them, with all the craziness in these parts.

My hubby and I are in the process of purchasing our first house, and once all the moving and unpacking is done, I will be able to spend more time with you all, and as a bonus, it'll be Christmastime, which is my favorite time of year, and there will be plenty of delicious goodies for me to share with you!

If you are hankering for something slightly Christmassy already, you HAVE to make these adorable and tasty Mint Chocolate Dips!

They are a light, minty cookie that is super soft, and dipped in additional mint chocolate.  I drizzled these with some white chocolate, just for fun, but you can leave them plain, or add sprinkles!  They are a perfect addition to any Christmas cookie plate, or you can enjoy them any time you want.  You can use plain milk chocolate if you aren't a mint fan too!

Bruce and I enjoyed ours with some steaming mugs of mint hot chocolate, because we are mint fanatics!
















Mint Chocolate Dips

Ingredients:

A generous 1/4 c. mint chocolate chips (we found these at Winco)
3/4 c. butter (softened)
1/3 c. sugar
2 Tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. flour

For dipping:

3/4 c. mint chocolate chips
1 Tbs coconut oil (or shortening)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325.

Melt 1/4 c. chocolate chips, and set aside to cool.  Meanwhile, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the milk, vanilla, and cooled chocolate, and beat well.  Mix in the flour until the dough comes together.

Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball, and flatten between your palms.  Place on a silpat lined (or greased) cookie sheet about 1/2" apart.  Bake for 18 minutes, and set aside to cool.

Melt the remaining chocolate chips with the coconut oil, and stir until smooth and shiny.  Dip half the cookie into the melted chocolate, and place on wax paper.  If using sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is not yet set.  Drizzle with additional chocolate if desired.

Enjoy!

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